The clear concise detailed idea of slipping through time & seeing the way of the past with it's harsh realities belie the possibilty of a love that transends time itself in the chacaters interactions & feelings.
Claire as simply a woman lost becoming more independant as a healer even in a most restrictive male ruled society. Realizing she truly cared for the man she was forced to marry even through all the difficulties and afflictions they both endured. And finally succuming to his steadfast instistance she must leave him & return to her time to save herself & their child, she acknowledges the loss of her heart to emptiness without him and left.
She hads the capability to draw the reader into the chacters by vividly descrbing the appearance of all that is happening to & around the chacter using thoughts & feelings as well as words. The accents, dialets,& language used for the chacters in the book help make you "see" the entanglements of each and be part of the period.
Found myself having to rewind often as I started to drift off when I wanted to listen to just a little more.late into the night
Excellent performance, fun storylines.
I haven't listened to any books by Gabaldon before, but the reviews intrigued me.
I thought Porter's performance was right on. Her accents and characterizations (including male voices) were excellent.
Not really, it is fun as a series of stories.
I was surprised to enjoy a combination of a genre (Romance) and theme (time-traveling) that I usually avoid.
Riveting historical yarn
Several of the great adventure sagas; the Poldark series by Winston Graham with even more drama and humor.
The first long interview with the laird, Dougal.
If only there were more hours in my day.....
Davina Porter is the perfect narrator for this exciting tale.
The story/plot was very good. I've read similar stories by Moning. This book was almost 33 hour long.
The witch trail was very dramatic, and kind of scary. I'm glad we found out what happen to the 'Wife" even though the main characters left the scene.
I liked the scene when our hero stood - up for the 16 year old girl. He was the most selfless hero I have ever read!
This would be a great movie - as long as we cut it shorter then the book.
The length is a blessing and a curse. It allows you to follow the story in magnificent detail which allows you to get closer to the characters. I loved it so much I did not want it to end.
I can't pick just one between Claire and Jamie. They come as a package deal. The chemistry they have from the moment they meet is subtle yet obvious.
She gives individuality to the characters.
It did both. There were some tear jerker moments along with some things that make you shake your head with humorous delight.
I've tried listening to other long audiobooks but sometimes it gets a bit tedious. I did not feel that way at all with this book. I wish I was longer b.c I would have kept on listening.
I tried really hard to like this book. I am not a real lover of romance stories so that is probably what distracted me. I didn't hate it but I couldn't finish it either.
This author sucks you into a story you will find very difficult to leave. Can't read fast enough. Love how much factual historical data that is included. My house could burn down around me when I am with Jamie & Claire.
The story line, the character relationships, and the details that paint such a great picture!
AMAZING! She really understood the characters and I even forgot at she was all the characters voices most of the time! Brilliant!
I laughed so much but I also cried at some parts!
This really is my favorite book of all time! I am so glad I purchased it!
Ummm. Since the book was highly recommended by friends when first came out, obviously many love it. Not entirely my cup of tea, but undoubtedly those that love historical romances would enjoy the recording